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Ninja-Theory "moved on" from Heavenly Sword, "never say never"
Posted: 10.08.2010 10:59 by Simon Priest Comments: 8
Heavenly Sword 2? Developer Ninja-Theory was working on it but the first "didn't sell enough" for the studio have confidence in a sequel.

They're now focused on a "really good quality" multi-platform action-adventure called Enslaved. Heavenly Sword 2 could happen, maybe.

"We did actually want to do a sequel, and we did pursue that - but we're not a first party studio, we're a third party studio, and we knew that over the next few years we've got to be releasing multi-platform games," said Ninja-Theory's Tameem Antoniades.

"It was more of a strategic decision that we have to be multi-platform." Heavenly Sword was a PS3 exclusive title whereas Enslaved will release on both Xbox 360 and PS3.

"The game Heavenly Sword didn't sell enough to have a confident sequel, so it would have put ourselves as a development studio in a very precarious situation."

Sony may still knock for a sequel? "I'd never say never - but we've kind of moved on now. Our focus is on Enslaved, and making that successful. If we build a franchise out of it there's a lot of potential in the action-adventure space that surprisingly isn't that common."

"There are a lot of FPS games, or fighting, or sports - but not a lot of really good quality multi-platform action-adventures. Our focus is on that now - to an extent, you've got to not look back," continued the studio boss, Antoniades.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West releases on Xbox 360 and PS3 October 8th.

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Comments

By Gyorn (SI Core) on Aug 10, 2010
Gyorn
Looking nice. Im especially intrigued by the concept of playing two characters at once with different abilities. Pinky & Brain :)
Also doenst sound like you boring everyday story with the guy beeing enslaved (i did get that right, right?).
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2010
Wowerine
Oh come on I wanna see Heavenly Sword 2! :( I really liked that game... At least make it multi platform if you can't sell enough PS3 copies :)
By Arrecoolast (SI Core) on Aug 10, 2010
Arrecoolast
Biatch, enslaving that guy lol. XD It looks ok but I'm not really sure if it would fit me, not the beat up robots kind of guy. :P GFX are OK, nothing more, nothing less. :)
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2010
Wowerine
Enslaved was such an old game the day it launched... They got kinda lazy and didn't even want to update the graphics for the game, it looked almost as bad as a previous gen game. Sucks if you ask me.
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Aug 10, 2010
Gyorn
Arrecoolast, what better than riping apart robots with your bare hands? :D
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2010
Wowerine
Trust me Gyorn it aint worth the money :)
By Gyorn (SI Core) on Aug 10, 2010
Gyorn
Well, i dont own a console so i wont buy it anyway ;)
By Wowerine (SI Elite) on Aug 10, 2010
Wowerine
Maybe one day when you get it, you will remember what I said up there... Just so ya know ;)